The 6-foot sophomore guard, a first team All-Inter-Ac selection this season, averaged 16 ppg, 5 apg and 4 rpg for the Friars. In the PAISAA tournament, he averaged 23 points, four assists and six rebounds per game as the Friars advanced to the quarterfinals. Malvern Prep basketball head coach John Harmatuk said, “Great guards make coaching easier, we have complete trust in Rahdir. He is a great guard. He is one of, if not the best, defensive guards I have coached. He has two more years at Malvern Prep and he will only get better.”
Q: What area of your game do you feel you improved the most this season? What part of your game are you working on the most currently?
A: The area of my game that I most improved this season is probably my outside shooting. I am still working on becoming a better shooter and trying to get stronger and more explosive.
Q: Who is your favorite basketball player, and why?
A: My favorite player this season has been Paul George because I like how he can score from all three levels and he’s a great defender.
Q: What has been your most memorable experience as a Malvern Prep basketball player this season?
A: My most memorable moment this basketball season was playing against St. Georges Tech at West Chester University [Dec. 22] in front of my all friends and family.
Q: Tell us a little about your start in competitive basketball. Who have been your most important basketball mentors; and what was the most important thing you learned from each of them?
A: I started playing in basketball leagues when I was 6 years old but I’ve always been around basketball my whole life. My Dad is my most important basketball mentor. We train together and he always reminds me that I need to constantly improve and continue to work as hard as possible to become the best basketball player I want to be.
Q: What is your favorite academic course?
A: My favorite academic subject this school year has been History.
Q: Tell us a little about your pre-game preparation the day of a game.
A: I try not to be very superstitious, but I always make sure I stretch up to an hour before we play just to make sure I’m loose and won’t hurt anything.
Fun facts – Rahdir Hicks
Favorite book: The Great Gatsby.
Favorite movie: Django.
Favorite athlete: Tyreek Hill.
Favorite Pre-game song: Slime Belief.
Favorite team: Lakers.
Favorite place to visit: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
(To be selected as a Main Line Boys Athlete of the Week, a student-athlete must first be nominated by his coach.)